Welcome to GGLV

The Grinling Gibbons & Lucas Vale Federation Website

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Parents Blog:

Welcome to our- the Parents of GGLV Federation, blog.
Here you will be able to read articles on anything from parenting support to arts & crafts, events to food & cooking and any other experiences we feel you will find interesting and useful.


Thanks for your help!!

Thank you to all the parents and carers who helped with the Winter Balls in February. It was a fantastic success.

You can view pictures from the event on our gallery page

Friends of Grinling Gibbons

Welcome to the Parent Blog for 2016-17!

We have many events coming up including an ESOL training course which has already started for Parents/Carers with English as a second language. There is also a training course run by Clyde Children’s Centre called Raising Boys. This is a 5 week course for mothers/carers with boys under 5. Upcoming events also include the Winter Fair and Multi-Cultural Evening

Please remember that our Coffee Mornings are on Tuesday 8.30am-9.30am in the Literacy Room.

Friends of Grinling Gibbons

Food Stories Exhibition

Created Wednesday 8th June

GGLV Parents and children took part in an austerity research project to find out where their food influences came from, how much they spent on food bills, type of food they ate and their thoughts related to food. It culminated on 24 May 2016 with an exhibition that included a bbq and wine reception held at Goldsmiths University of London, where all the contributions were displayed.

CAB Workshop

Created Wednesday 10th March

On Tuesday 8 March parents at the Coffee Morning had a another CAB sponsored workshop from Andrea and Beverly, who told them all about how to find a cheaper alternative to their current Energy supplier. The parents gained valuable information about what tariffs are, what comparison websites to go to and were even shown examples of how much money they could save by switching suppliers.

A BIG Thank You!

Created Wednesday 24th February

To all members of Staff, Parent Volunteers and School Advocates who helped to make the Winter Ball a HUGE success!!
Get ready for the next big event, the Summer Fair!.

Dean Gordon- Head of School
Friends of Grinling Gibbons (Meetings Tuesday 8:30am!)

Winter Fair

Created Friday 5th February

The winter fair took place on 11 December 2015 and was a huge success, we raised £183.87! Thank you to all those that helped in making this a great event! Get ready for the Winter Ball on the 12 February 2016.

International Evening

Created Tuesday 5th November

There was a good turnout of parents and great representation of the diverse cultures of our school. A good time was had by all!


Macmillan Cake Sale


Created Monday 8th June

This year, we hosted a very special cake sale in memory of all those that have been affected by cancer. We would like to thank everyone who came and supported us and we are pleased to have raised £80.59.


Welcome to our Parent Blog!

Created Friday 2nd October

Dear Parents/Carers,
On behalf of the Friends of Grinling Gibbons Primary School we would like to welcome you all to your parent blog 2015 - 2016.

We would also like to welcome the Acting Head Dean Gordon, new Assistant Head Jonathan Ferreira and all the new teachers and other members of staff that have joined this school year.

Please remember that our Coffee Mornings are on Tuesday 8.30-9.30 in the Literacy Room. Planning for the Winter Fair has started so ideas and volunteers are welcome!

Friends of Grinling Gibbons

Puppet Making at The Albany


First Library Visit


ESOL Session


Award ceremony


Created Monday 8th June

The Renaisi ESOL group started the workshop in January and completed their final session on the 3 June 2015 with an award ceremony at Grinling Gibbons. Both parents from Lucas Vale and Grinling Gibbons attended.

The group was setup to support parents who have English as a second language:

  • To learn English!
  • To build up their confidence
  • To take part in the school environment (e.g. parents evenings etc.)
  • To encourage and support their children
  • To feel included

Feedback from the parents/carers were very positive. They were very thankful for the chance to meet new people, make friends and build up their confidence. They did not want it to end! At the award ceremony each student expressed their gratitude and what the course had meant to them.

We’ve encouraged them to stay in touch with each other and we will continue to support them.


Come to our Coffee Mornings!

Created Thursday 14th May

Come along to our coffee mornings. It is a fantastic chance to take the weight off your feet, meet other parents, and share ideas over a cup of tea or coffee! The coffee morning also offers  a number of workshops to help parents in supporting their child's learning at home. You can download a pdf to see past workshops here.


CAB Workshop

Created Monday 11th May

Thanks to Andrea, Beverley and Glennys for their excellent CAB Workshop. Discussing managing bills, budgeting, understanding banking and payslips.
They have one more workshop on the 12th May at the Grinling Gibbons coffee morning 8.30-9.30.